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Impact of COVID-19 on Business Valuations – The New Normal

The Covid-19 pandemic that resulted in the forced closure of many businesses throughout the United States beginning in mid-March has created many challenges for appraisers engaged to value businesses for SBA 7a business acquisition loans. In conjunction with President Trump’s 15 Days to Slow the Spread initiative on March 16, 2020, recommendations…

SBA Business Valuations

Nationwide Valuations is a leading provider of SBA-compliant business valuations, having prepared several thousand business valuations over the past 11 years. Our Certified Business Appraisers have prepared business valuations in support of 7(a), 504 and conventional financing for businesses in a wide variety of industries.

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Should You Sell Your Business Now?

Have you been thinking about selling your business but just can’t decide if now is the best time?  Do you find yourself repeatedly analyzing the economic situation and wishing you had a crystal ball? There are positive signs and there are negative signs….

If you’re still up in the air and can’t quite decide whether or not to hit the eject button, here are six reasons you might want to…

SBA Business Valuations: When and How To Choose a Business Valuation Company

SBA Business Valuations:

“If the amount being financed (including any 7(a), 504, seller, or other financing) minus the appraised value of real estate and/or equipment is greater than $250,000 or if there is a close relationship between the buyer and seller (for example, transactions between existing owners or family members), the Lender must obtain an independent business valuation from a…

SBA – Plan Your Business

Use market research to find customers

Market research blends consumer behavior and economic trends to confirm and improve your business idea.

It’s crucial to understand your consumer base from the outset. Market research lets you reduce risks even while your business is still just a gleam in your eye.

Gather demographic information to better understand opportunities and…

What Are the Main Factors That Impact the Value of a Business Interest?

The value of a business interest is impacted by a number of factors, many of which may change from year to year.  Factors that impact the value of a business include the following:

Financial performance—If a business has poor earnings capacity or is on the verge of bankruptcy, the value of the business is going to be negatively impacted.  If the business has strong historical earnings but…

Selling a Business for Top Dollar All Starts with AWARENESS of the Planning Process!

Business owners need to recognize that operating a business on a day-to-day basis is not the same thing as preparing it for sale.  There are many steps necessary in the planning process and it all starts with the AWARENESS of that fact.  It is in the best interests of a business owner to get professional advice early – from a business broker, mergers & acquisitions advisor, exit planning…

Why Should a Business Have an Annual Valuation Program?

The most commonly cited benefits of an annual business valuation policy include the following:

Provides Accountability and Performance—An annual business valuation of a closely held firm enables the shareholders to see the value that is being consistently created or destroyed by the management of the firm in its execution of the corporate strategic plan.

Fulfills Reporting or Complianc…

How to Make Your Company Irresistible to Potential Buyers

The Hierarchy of Recurring Revenue

One of the biggest factors in determining the value of your company is the extent to which an acquirer can see where your sales will come from in the future. If you’re in a business that starts from scratch each month, the value of your company will be lower than if you can demonstrate the source or sources of your future revenue.  A recurring revenue stream…

8 Questions You’ll Be Asked When Selling Your Business

One of the most intimidating aspects of selling your business can be facing the barrage of questions during the various management presentations you’ll be doing for potential acquirers. Be prepared to be grilled on all facets of your operations.  Of course every meeting will be different, but here are some questions you can expect to be asked when you’re in the hot…

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